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GORDON M. HAHN

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revolution from above

Khodorkovskii Gets It: Russian-Negotiated Transition, Not Western-Backed Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn As Russia prepares to commemorate the 1917 Bolshevik coup which followed the initial phase of its violent revolution from below and led to its second phase, the Russian civil war and ultimately to totalitarian communism, some... Continue Reading →

The Russian-American Cultural-Ideational Contention

by Gordon M. Hahn Culture – ideas, beliefs, attitudes and values – matter in politics. Political and strategic cultures influence governments’ choices of domestic systems and foreign policies. Realists must analyze Russian foreign policy and the current clash of interests... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Strategy, the ‘War’ Against Jihadism, and Russia’s Syria Intervention, Part 3: Obama’s America and Erdogan’s Turkey

by Gordon M. Hahn {See Parts 1-2 at https://gordonhahn.com/2016/03/05/the-obama-administrations-muslim-brotherhood-strategy-and-the-war-against-jihadism-parts-1-and-2/} The Obama Administration and Erdogan’s Turkey U.S.-Turkish relations in the Obama and Erdogan eras got off to a good start. The two were characterized to be on “friendly” terms. Again, this was... Continue Reading →

Perestroika’s Demise: Communist Party Reform, State Reorganization, and the Collapse of the USSR

by Gordon M. Hahn [The following was written in 2000 but the commissioner refused to publish it. Expanded it was published as my first book Russia's Revolution From Above] Introduction            The collapse of the Soviet... Continue Reading →

Revolution in Vain: Maidan Ukraine Two Years Later

by Gordon M. Hahn Two years after the Maidan ‘revolution of dignity’ it is now clear that the Western-backed overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was not a revolution and that it was in vain—however one wishes to characterize it.... Continue Reading →

Statement of Political Principles and Positions – Dr. Gordon M. Hahn

I thought I would clarify my basic positions on the political issues of most interest to me in light of criticism I have received from both the 'left' and the 'right' and from both anti-Russian and pro-Russian readers, so there... Continue Reading →

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